While Deadshot has appeared in comics, tv, and even video games, there has yet to be a live action portrayal of the assassin for hire. This leaves the door open for Will Smith to take whatever direction he pleases, without fear of having to live up to a previous incarnation. Smith has promised not to disappoint.
In an interview with MTV he says:
“With this character and the DC world, I love that I’m getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot,” Smith told MTV. “There’s been Deadshot in little appearances here and there, there’s an idea, but Deadshot isn’t defined, really. I get to be a part of the creation that will be the biggest historical image of Deadshot.”
Watch the full interview below which also includes Margot Robbie speaking about her own role: